Tahj Minniecon

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Tahj Minniecon
Tahj Minniecon WSW 2.jpg
Minniecon playing for Western Sydney Wanderers in 2013
Personal information
Full name Tahj James Rodney Minniecon
Date of birth (1989-02-13) 13 February 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Winger / Striker
Club information
Current team
Meralco Manila
Number 12
Youth career
Queensland Lions
2005–2006 QAS
2006–2007 AIS
2011 Gold Coast United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 AIS 14 (2)
2007–2009 Queensland Roar 24 (4)
2008 Redlands United (loan) 15 (9)
2009–2012 Gold Coast United 39 (1)
2012–2014 Western Sydney Wanderers 16 (0)
2014 Rockdale City Suns 10 (0)
2014– Meralco Manila 26 (4)
National team
2007–2009 Australia U-20 26 (4)
2010 Australia U-23 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:18, 6 May 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 June 2011

Tahj James Rodney Minniecon (born 13 February 1989) is an Australian football (soccer) player who plays for Meralco Manila in the Philippines Football League.

Early life[edit]

He grew up in Brisbane and went to Cavendish Road State High School and Carbrook State School. One of his junior clubs was Loganholme Lightning Football Club.

Club career[edit]

Queensland Roar[edit]

Minniecon was signed by the Roar from the AIS in 2007. On signing a two-year deal he said, "This is my home-town club and ever since the Hyundai A-League started I always wanted to start my career with Queensland Roar. My family and friends are in Brisbane and I can’t wait to get started".[1][2]

Gold Coast United[edit]

On 3 January 2009, it was revealed that Minniecon had signed with new A-League franchise Gold Coast United for their inaugural season in the A-League.[3] Minniecon was set for a trade with Newcastle Jets striker Chris Payne, however the move fell through when Minniecon suffered a heel injury during a youth league game against Sydney FC.[4]

Tahj Minniecon in action for Western Sydney Wanderers National Youth League team.

Western Sydney Wanderers[edit]

After spending time on trial with Western Sydney Wanderers he completed the signing of a one-year contract on 8 August 2012.[5]

Rockdale City Suns[edit]

After being released by Western Sydney, Minniecon signed a short-term contract with NSW NPL1 club Rockdale City.

Meralco Manila[edit]

On 1 December 2014, it was announced that Minniecon had signed a 1-year deal plus extension (if he plays well) with Filipino-based club Meralco Manila in an attempt to get his career back on track.[6]

On 15 February 2015, Minniecon made his debut and scored his first goal for Loyola in a 2-3 away win against Manila Jeepney in the 2015 United Football League.

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League1 Cup International2 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Queensland Roar 2007–08 9 1 0 0 0 0 9 1
2008–09 15 3 0 0 0 0 15 3
Gold Coast United 2009–10 17 1 0 0 0 0 17 1
2010–11 18 1 0 0 0 0 18 1
Total 59 6 59 6

1 - includes A-League final series statistics
2 - includes FIFA Club World Cup statistics; AFC Champions League statistics are included in season commencing after group stages (i.e. ACL in A-League seasons etc.)

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Gold Coast United:

Western Sydney Wanderers

International[edit]

Australia:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roar sign exciting youngster
  2. ^ Minniecon completes youthful trio
  3. ^ Lewis, David (3 January 2009). "United coup as they score Minniecon". www.goldcoast.com.au. Retrieved 3 January 2009. 
  4. ^ Gardiner, James (26 January 2012). "Tahj Minniecon injury halts Chris Payne's trade". Newcastle Hereld. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Tahj Minniecon becomes the latest Wanderers". 
  6. ^ Polkinghorn, David (1 December 2014). "Former Western Sydney Wanderer Tahj Minniecon signs with Philippine club Loyola Sparks". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 1 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "Young Socceroos claim ASEAN title". The World Game. 12 October 2008. Retrieved 20 June 2017. 

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